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An Ozark man who was declared incompetent to stand trial twice waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on July 14.

Bobby Gene Jones, 23, has been incarcerated for 14 months for the 2008 overdose death of his girlfriend Kristina Lee Liles. Liles died from a lethal dose of Jones' prescription morphine at his Ozark residence on June 19, 2008.

Detective Brad Cole writes in the probable cause statement that Jones doesn't recall providing Liles with his morphine and/or helping administer the drug to her because he had shot up himself that night.
At one point, Jones told Cole that Liles told him that “the amount of morphine injected was too much; (and) that after knowing Kristina had overdosed he put her to bed at approximately 1:00 a.m., and did not attempt to get her any medical attention. Jones went on to say that when he awoke at 6:00 a.m. his girlfriend was not breathing.

A plea deal was made between the Christian County prosecutors office and Jones' attorney, Charlton Chastain, that Jones serve one year in the county jail for Liles' death. Christian County Circuit Judge Mark Orr gave him credit for the 14 months that Jones has been in custody and released him.

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